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Warren Schools Awarded Grant To Help Students Mental Health

Warren County Schools awarded a grant that will help address student mental health needs.

Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the funding of around $148,000 will go towards implementing Care Solace. The program works to connect individuals seeking care for their mental health with the right providers.

“If a student comes in in the morning worried about other things, whether that’s things that are going on in their life or could be something as major as they don’t know where their next meal is going to be, I think you’ll see school systems are really working hard to try and provide those things,” “Because ultimately, that will help them come to school more prepared and ready to learn.”

Swallows said they’ve seen an increase in students dealing with social and emotional issues. He said the system is grateful to have the opportunity to provide students with this kind of aid.

Overton County Schools also recently implemented the use of Care Solace. Swallows said they hope to have the service available for students in their families within the next week or so.

“So we appreciate the state taking the lead and providing some funds for that,” Swallows said. “And we’re fortunate to be able to grab a hold of those in Warren County and provide additional services for our students.”

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